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Genres: Drama, Feature Film, Theater, Shakespeare, Stage Plays

Cast: Ian McKellen, Willard White, Imogen Stubbs

Director: Trevor Nunn

Synopsis: Towering screen and stage legend Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) stars in this ferocious, deeply human and timeless production of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy from legendary director Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Noble Moroccan Othello finds his life with beautiful, fiercely loyal Desdemona thrown tragically out of balance when secretly jealous, scheming confidante Iago begins an insidious campaign of lies and treachery. Featuring a gracious and dignified performance from celebrated operatic bass Willard White and a superb Imogen Stubbs as the tragic couple, this award-winning presentation is one of the controversial tale's most acclaimed and powerful interpretations to date.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1990


  • "As near to perfect a piece of television drama as you could get.", The Sunday Times
  • "Ian McKellen delivers the definitive Iago of his generation!", The Correspondent
  • "Ian McKellen here works up a terrifying head of steam in a production that makes the most of his talents.", The Independent
  • "A memorable performance and a true television event!", The Sunday Telegraph
  • "It is time we were given a new Desdemona, and Imogen Stubbs has done it. Hers was easily the most angelic Desdemona I have ever seen, and she also, by some miracle, made the character spirited, funny and sexy.", The Daily Telegraph


Othello - DVD - $24.99

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  • Release Date: Nov 2nd, 2004
  • Catalog Number: ID2622RZDVD
  • UPC: 0014381262223
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 205
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 L/R
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
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